An estimated 10,000 people participated in the first day of an indefinite strike against the government on Monday. These protests were motivated by alleged corruption and the elimination of a subsidy that has sent fuel prices skyrocketing in Nigeria. Meanwhile, terrorist attacks by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, who most recently claimed responsibility for a Christmas Day church bombing that killed 37 people and wounded 57, have reached a fever pitch.
John Campbell, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and Ralph Bunche, senior fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the state of the country.